European Union External Action

Europe Day 2021: Celebrations in ASEAN

26/04/2021 - 12:49

9 May is Europe Day! Join our virtual events from 1 to 9 May 2021.


This year we mark the 71st anniversary of the 'Schuman declaration'. The declaration traces back to 9 May 1950 in Paris, when the French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman set out in a speech his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between European nations unthinkable. This was the beginning of a process that ultimately led to the creation of the European Union (EU) as we know it today and every year on 9 May we celebrate this date as 'Europe Day'.

Every year in May, the EU institutions in Europe as well as its offices all over the world organise a variety of activities for all ages to celebrate Europe Day and raise awareness about the EU.

This year’s celebrations come amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. In keeping with the social distancing measures, online events will replace “traditional” Europe Day celebrations. We may not be able to share physical spaces but we can still be together virtually.

Happy Europe Day 2021.

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Launch of the EU-ASEAN Blue Book 2021: Strategic Partners

7 May 2021 at 14:00 Jakarta time

By invitation

The EU Ambassador to ASEAN, H.E. Igor Driesmans and ASEAN Secretary General, H.E. Lim Jock Hoi will be launching the EU-ASEAN Blue Book 2021: Strategic Partners on 7 May 2021. The EU-ASEAN Blue Book 2021 captures the EU-ASEAN partnership in the areas of political and security, economic, socio-cultural areas, as well as in advancing green growth and addressing the global challenge of climate change.


Update 7 May:

See press release HERE

Download EU-ASEAN Blue Book HERE


ASEAN Youth Talk

8 May 2021 at 14:00-15:30 Jakarta time

Open to the public. Free of charge.

The EU Ambassador to ASEAN, H.E. Igor Driesmans will hold a discussion session with ASEAN youths on the 2nd Regional Youth Talk on 8 May 2021.  The event will carry the theme of ‘Youth in the Times of Pandemic’ and will provide an opportunity for ASEAN youths to ask Ambassador Driesmans about the involvements, roles, and future contributions of youth, during and after the pandemic.

To join, register at:



Update 8 May 2021:


EU Ambassador to ASEAN at the 'Live chats with EU Ambassadors'

9 May 2021 at 15:00 Jakarta time

Open to the public. Free of charge.

What is it like being an EU ambassador? What are the main challenges for a diplomat? What does the EU do in countries outside our borders? On Europe Day, you will have the unique opportunity to talk to EU Ambassadors around the world and ask them your questions!

Around the clock and around the world, the EEAS will be hosting on its official facebook page seven live sessions, with Ambassadors from each of these regions together on screen:

  • 10:00 CET – Asia Pacific
  • 11:30 CET – Africa
  • 13:00 CET – Middle East and North Africa
  • 14:30 CET – Eastern Europe
  • 16:00 CET – Western Balkans
  • 17:30 CET – Multilateral Delegations
  • 19:00 CET – America

H.E. Igor Driesmans, the EU Ambassador to ASEAN, will participate in the Asia Pacific session (9 May 2021 at 10:00 CET or 15:00 Jakarta time). Join this session, join all sessions!

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